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Brainy Days
Code: 159  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir
Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Barbara Arrowsmith Young, Marc Lewis, Neil James (facilitator)
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Our brains can be capricious organs, ignoring our commands or punishing us for abuse, but they are probably the most fascinating thing we possess. And the advances in our understanding of the brain have profound ramifications beyond neuroscience, into virtually every aspect of everyday life. Barbara Arrowsmith Young trained hers and Marc Lewis tested his. They talk to Neil James.

Supported by the Plain English Foundation.

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Barbara Arrowsmith Young (International)

Barbara Arrowsmith Young is the founder of the Arrowsmith Program, a suite of cognitive programs based on the principles of neuroplasticity which change the brain’s capacity to learn. The genesis of the Arrowsmith Program of cognitive exercises lies in Barbara’s journey of discovery and innovation to overcome her own severe learning disabilities. Barbara holds a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Supported by the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney.

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Marc Lewis (International)

Dr Marc Lewis is a developmental neuroscientist and professor of human development and applied psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen, one of the top five universities in the Netherlands, and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where he taught and conducted research from 1989 to 2010. He is at the forefront of knowledge on the emotional brain and the neural foundations of personality development, and is the author of Memoirs of An Addicted Brain: A neuroscientist examines his own former life on drugs.

Supported by the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney.

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Neil James (Australian)

Neil James is executive director of the Plain English Foundation, which combines plain-English training, editing and evaluation with a campaign for more ethical public language. His latest book is Modern Manglish, co-authored with Harold Scruby. Neil is the author of Writing at Work and the editor of Writers on Writing and The Complete Sentimental Bloke. He has published over 65 articles and essays on language and literature in publications as diverse as The Times Literary Supplement and The Daily Telegraph.

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